UPDATE: Four Family Members Killed In I-70 Rollover Near Salina Identified

Four members of the same family were killed in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning near Salina. Photo Courtesy:UHP

SALINA, Utah, May 12, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol has identified four family members who died in a single-vehicle rollover near Salina Thursday morning.

Officials said 46-year-old Juan C. Flores, of Bellevue, Nebraska, 55-year-old Teresa Lopez, 19-year-old Carla S. Flores, and 10-month-old Alexander E. Flores, all of Omaha, Nebraska, are deceased.

Eighteen-year-old Naila N. Flores is in critical condition at the University of Utah Medical Center.

UHP described the family as a husband, wife, two daughters and a grandson. UHP said the 10-month-old infant, the 19-year-old female and the 55-year-old female died at the scene. The husband was transported by medical helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said the accident happened at approximately 9 a.m. on I-70 near mile post 83 between Salina and Richfield when a Chevy Avalanche Truck rolled off the highway.

“All occupants of the vehicle were unrestrained and ejected,” Royce said. “From initial reports, it appears fatigue may be the cause of the accident.”

I-70 was closed while medical personnel attended to the victims and the scene was cleared. The highway has since been re-opened.



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